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19 New Social Houses Opened at The Paddocks, Kilcock


The Mayor of Kildare, Councillor Martin Miley, together with Cathaoirleach of Maynooth Municipal District, Councillor Paul Ward and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Deputy Damien English, officially opened Kildare County Council’s new housing development at The Paddocks, Kilcock, on Friday, 16 February 2018. 

The Mayor welcomed the delivery of the first scheme of homes constructed by Kildare County Council under the Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness, noting that “while this is the first development constructed by Kildare County Council in a number of years, there are many more homes in the pipeline which will be delivered under the current housing delivery programme”. 

Kildare County Council signed contracts with Kercon Construction of Donaghpatrick, Navan, Co Meath in November 2016 for the construction of a social housing scheme at The Paddocks.  The contractor commenced on site for the development of nineteen houses which comprises of 7 two bed units, 8 three bed units and 4 four bed units in December 2016.  Six of the nineteen homes were handed over before Christmas 2017, with the remaining thirteen homes delivered in mid-February 2018.  The project was funded by the Government under the Rebuilding Ireland programme.

Kildare County Council’s Chief Executive, Mr Peter Carey, welcomed the delivery of 19 social homes in Kilcock, noting that “the construction of new homes by local authorities will play a key part in meeting delivery targets under the Rebuilding Ireland programme”.  Mr Carey thanked the contractor for the efficient delivery of the houses and also acknowledged that this development was much needed in Kilcock.

The Mayor and Chief Executive extended best wishes to the new residents of The Paddocks and wished them every happiness for the future in their new homes.



Ends                                                                                                  16th February 2018


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